Embarcadero Station is the busiest BART stop when measured by the average number of passengers exiting the station on weekdays.
During February 2020, BART reported that an average of 47,941 people exited the station daily on weekdays, followed closely by 45,090 at nearby Montgomery Street Station.
Embarcadero Station is a combined BART and Muni Metro rapid transit underground station on Market Street between Drumm Street and Beale Street near The Embarcadero in San Francisco’s Financial District.
During a free performance by U2 to 20,000 people in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza on November 11th, 1987, lead singer Bono spray painted “Stop The Traffic” and “Rock N Roll” on the Vaillancourt Fountain. Footage of the act can be seen in the band’s 1988 concert film, Rattle and Hum.
Cupid’s Span is a sculpture in San Francisco created by husband-and-wife artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Installed in November 2002 in Rincon Park on the Embarcadero, against the backdrop of the Bay Bridge, the 60-foot-high sculpture depicts a bow and arrow partially embedded in the ground and is thought to represent Cupid’s arrow.
San Francisco’s pier numbering system starts at the Ferry Building on The Embarcadero at the end of Market Street. Odd numbered piers are located to the left, going north, and even numbered piers are located to the south. Because some piers have fallen into disrepair or been removed over the years, there are gaps in the numbering system.
San Francisco’s Transamerica Pyramid limits access to tenants and their approved guests only. An observation room on the 27th floor was permanently closed for security reasons many years ago and replaced by a street-level virtual observation deck on Clay Street which provides a view from the top via live video feed.